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Acadian Cultural Center

501 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA
337-232-0789
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, History Museums
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Weatherford, Oklahoma
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette is just one of several cultural centers in Louisiana sponsored by the national park service. By the time we got to Lafayette, this one was closed for the day. But we were glad to get to visit the one in Eunice, Louisiana. I write this review here to point out to Lafayette travelers that... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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154 reviews 154 reviews
38 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is one of those museums that makes learning the local history effortless. A great place for kids and adults alike. The film was exceptional. The staff and knowledgeable and friendly. The gift shop is very nice. Note: The museum is closed on Sundays.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This park is realy one of six Jean LaFitte National Historical Park and Preserve sites. There is HQ on Decatur St. in New Orleans, Barataria Preserve in Marrero, LA, Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodeaux, LA, Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice, LA and The Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette. HOURS OF OPERATION ARE TUES-FRI 9;00-4;30, SATURDAY 8;30- NOON. CLOSED... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We found the museum to be very interesting and well worth a visit. The movie that they show, however, is dated and rather cheesy. I hope that they will redo the movie.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Wow... perfect stop to learn about the history of the Acadian culture. We (all 5 of my family) walked out of there more educated on the life of Acadia so making connections at Vermilionville was great to see from my kids!!

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Bug Tussle
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170 reviews 170 reviews
57 attraction reviews
371 helpful votes 371 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

when I visite here. I knew the basic story, but I learned more, like why my Cajun ancestor's marriage and death dates made the computer "loop" and crash. Two brothers in one family married two sisters in another family. When one brother and one sister died, the survivors married each other--tripped my computer off line. I recommend this place to... More

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Cat Spring, Texas
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20 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A short visit and did not allow enough time. Old time village with outstanding old homes. Worth the trip and plan ahead as different events may be taking place. Good time.

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st.louis MO
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stopped here after reading about in AAA book and Trip Advisor. They have a great movie which tells the story of the Acadian people which is very well done. The People who work there are really nice and informative. Nice little museum also. Glad we went - we learned a lot.

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Sussex
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17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This open museum of historic dwellings is enchanting - mainly because it has been left to fall into disrepair in parts ,which adds to its authentic charm. The day we visited happened to be the Annual Charity Music Festival held there. This year they were holding a Black Pot Cook Off , which was the icing on the cake. We... More

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Glensted Mo
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37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Visiting the Cultural Center before you tour Vermillionville is a good idea. The Cultural Center is the museum loaded with all the information you need to understand their lifestyle. Then you can tour the buildings at Vermillionville. We enjoyed the film playing in the little theater. It told the story very well. The staff is very helpful and informative.

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